A Meeting with Researcher from Spain Inés Lozano-Palacio
PetrSU students and teachers held an online conference with Inés Lozano-Palacio, PhD in English Philology of Valencia Polytechnic University (Spain).
The lecture was devoted to the cognitive analysis of figurative language in COVID discourse. In this scientific report, Inés Lozano-Palacio presented and described in detail the features of the implementation of various stylistic figures under the influence of certain modern socio-cultural factors and events.
Uliana Lyakhova, a student of the Institute of Foreign Languages:
“The coronavirus pandemic evokes a strong emotional shock in us, which is reflected in the widespread use of linguistic figures of speech while we discuss events related to it. It was very interesting to see the variety of specific examples of metaphor, metonymy, hyperbole and irony in coronavirus discourse presented by Professor Inés Lozano-Palacio. The lecturer also introduced the audience to the curious results of her research related to the use of these tropes in order to draw people's attention to the importance of taking measures to prevent the spread of infection. We would like to thank Inés Lozano-Palacio for a fascinating lecture, and a special thanks to the organizers of the meeting!”
Igor Krasnov, Candidate of Pedagogic Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of the English Language (Institute of Foreign Languages):
“This lecture carried out a fairly in-depth analysis of the modern linguistic trends associated with COVID-19. Inés Lozano-Palacio presented vivid, illustrative examples of the stylistic figures of speech and drew interesting parallels between various aspects of language and society. Thanks a lot and best wishes!”
The Center for Applied Linguistic Studies (Hadezhda Leuchina, a lecturer of the Department of Foreign Languages for Technical and Natural Sciences) jointly with the Student Scientific Society of the Institute of Foreign Languages (Sabina Nedbailik, Associate Professor of the Department of the German and French Languages) hosted the meeting.
Inés Lozano-Palacio is a famous linguist researcher abroad. Her research interests include cognitive linguistics, pragmatics and literary theory. Her research work is mainly focused on figures of language and speech. Articles, essays, monographs by Inés Lozano-Palacio have been published internationally in high-impact journals and book series such as Metaphor and Symbol (Taylor and Francis), Cognitive Semantics (Brill) or the Figurative Thought and Language Series (John Benjamins). Dr. Lozano-Palacio has delivered over 20 conference talks in the international conferences in the USA, China, Hungary, and Russia. She has been an invited researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Helsinki (Finland), LATTICE Laboratory in Paris (France) and the University of Genoa (Italy). She is a part of various national and internationally funded research groups.